"This Is Us" actress Chrissy Metz wasn't always a TV star — in fact, before she booked the hit show, she had less than a dollar to her name.
Metz, 36, opened up to Glamour about what her life was like as a struggling actress in Los Angeles.
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"I kept auditioning, with no savings and no money, credit card debt gaining interest," she said. "I went on unemployment. I bought ramen noodles at dollar stores. I never had to — God forbid — live on the streets; I moved in with a roommate who told me, 'Stay with me until you can afford rent. Don't give up.' People who supported me were like, 'If you don't have money for food, I'll cook you dinner. You don't have money for acting class? Let's get together and read lines.'"